Poem Entitled: What Do You Do

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

What do you do when you are on your own?

 

What do you do…

 

When you felt so powerfully;

When you felt so confused.

Then time revealed:

The other half wasn’t moved?

 

When the emotions were chaotic;

When senses were overwhelmed.

Then time revealed:
Your experience was yours alone?

 

When feelings resounded: “Love, Hope”;

When thoughts followed: “Maybe it’s true”.

Then time revealed:

The feelings were only in you?

 

When your Soul and Knowing

Persisted and overrode all Thinking.

Then time revealed:

The Knowing was your Imagining?

 

When the love you yearn to give,

You are forced to hold back;

Creating a black-hole within,

A deep chasm, a bottomless gap?

 

What do you do?


Submitted: December 20, 2011

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TwoStepz

Girl, I sat there going, "OH MY GOSH!"
You explained it so well, going through a relationship and then finally finding out that they didn't give a damn.
The deep words used, the last question that left me wondering. I can't explain it, I just can't.
It's just that mind blowing at how perfect you described this, I'm so adding this to my reading list, so whenever I feel the way the girl did in this poem, I'll know I'm not alone.
B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!

Tue, December 20th, 2011 6:55pm

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Oh TwoStepz - Read some of my other stuff to know you VERY definitely ARE NOT alone - ever! And if you need me to let you know that or remind you - totally drop me a line :-) STAY beautiful girl x

Sat, December 24th, 2011 1:14am

Ghonesis

Then I just.. think. I think thoughts like this poem when I'm alone. =P
It doesn't perfectly rhyme.. and the flow is a bit meh, but I enjoyed reading it. =)
Enjoyed it a lot. Great work! ;)

Wed, February 29th, 2012 3:36pm

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I'm one of those poets who have the idea and put it on the page... I should really starting editing them more than once... but then I don't like structure and being in created boxes...Tough one for me each time. Thanks for the thoughts and glad that you enjoyed - that's the bestest part of any response for me :-) Thanks again

Thu, March 1st, 2012 12:13am

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